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Restaurant Inspections: Wendy’s and Hunan Cafe

The most recently available restaurant inspection reports from Nov. 28 to Dec. 6 in the Chantilly and Centreville areas.

From Nov. 28 to Dec. 6, the state health department inspected a few restaurants in the the Chantilly and Centreville areas. For prior restaurant inspection reports, click here.

In Virginia, restaurant inspection reports aren't quite as simple as getting a letter grade or an easy-to-see number rating to post in the front window.

That said, we all want to know how our favorite restaurants stack up on cleanliness and sanitation. Inspectors grade restaurants based on critical and non-critical violations.

A "critical violation" is one that "poses a direct or immediate threat to the safety of the food being served." Non-critical violations are generally related to cleaning or maintenance.

"Ideally, an operation would have no critical violations, or none which are not corrected immediately and not repeated. In our experience, it is unrealistic to expect that a complex, full-service food operation can routinely avoid any violations," according to Virginia Department of Health's website.

The site continues: "Keep in mind that any inspection report is a 'snapshot' of the day and time of the inspection. On any given day, a restaurant could have fewer or more violations than noted in the report. An inspection conducted on any given day may not be representative of the overall, long-term cleanliness of an establishment."

Below, find the latest restaurant inspection from the Virginia Department of Health. These inspections reflect visits from inspectors during the last few weeks. Some of the violations were corrected immediately during the recent inspections.

The full reports can be accessed on the health department's website.

Hunan Cafe
5641 Stone Road
Date of inspection: Dec. 6
Critical (corrected during inspection): Some food items from damaged packaging were found offered for sale or service.
Critical (corrected during inspection): Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in the refrigeration unit. Raw chicken stored over uncovered container of tofu, box of cabbage.
Critical: One or more of the elements of an effective employee health policy is either missing or incomplete. A complete employee health policy is required to be in place at the food establishment.

Burger King
5906 Old Centreville Rd
Date of inspection: Dec. 3
No violations were found during the inspection.

Wendy’s
14016 Westview Drive
Date of inspection: Dec. 3
Critical (corrected during inspection): Some food items were observed cold holding at improper temperatures using a calibrated food temperature measuring device.

Charlie Chiang’s Restaurant
14107 St Germain Drive
Date of inspection: Nov. 29
Non-critical (corrected during inspection): Methods used for cooling were not adequate to facilitate proper cooling.

First Watch
13027 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway
Date of inspection: Nov. 29
No violations were found during the inspection.

Nulbom Pocha
13860-A Braddock Road
Date of inspection: Nov. 28
Critical (corrected during inspection): Spray bottle of bleach water not labeled.
Non-critical (corrected during inspection): A test kit for the bleach chemical sanitizer (used at 3-vat sink) was not found.

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